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The Association of British Insurers (AIB) has estimated that motorists could save £15 on their premiums thanks to the data being put online.
The savings would not be felt by motorists who had lied about their driving record.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said that the move to put driving licence records online is part of a wider government drive to towards digital services.
Drivers could see a drop in their insurance premiums as a result of plans to make all driving licence records available in an online database.
The change will allow insurance companies and car hire firms to check speeding endorsements and other details on any motorist in the UK.
Currently, such companies ramp up costs to compensate for the risk of a motorist lying or making mistakes about their record behind the wheel.
The My Licence project is the latest part of the coalition's digital agenda, which has been gradually moving services on to the internet.